Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Asal Bidarmaghz is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney since 2019. Prior to joining UNSW, Asal was working as a Research Associate at the Engineering Department, Cambridge University (2017-2019). She has also worked as a Post Doctoral Reseach Fellow at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne (2015-2017). Asal Received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geothermal Technologies) from the University of Melbourne in 2015.
Asal specializes in ground modelling, geo-energy systems and structures, hydro-thermal characteristics of ground and underground structures synergistically with above ground built environment. Her research concerns large-scale simulation of ground, under/above ground built environment, and uncertainty analysis of geo-energy systems, with specific emphasis on sustainable and resilient utilization of underground structures and geo-energy resources. Asal's research has led to new methods and tools for predicting the ground temperature and groundwater distributions at high resolutions in the presence of underground heat sources and sinks.
Topics of Interest:
- Energy geo-structures and geothermal systems,
- Investigating the impacts of urbanization on subsurface temperature increase at the city-scale,
- Uncertainty analysis of large scale subsurface hydro-thermal models.